Circle Health launches hospital in Shanghai

UK healthcare provider Circle Health has today opened in Shanghai its first Chinese hospital. This ground-breaking facility is the first private hospital to be operated by a European healthcare group in co-operation with local Chinese partners.

The facility, called Circle Harmony Xinyong Clinic, opened in central Shanghai, and is part of Circle’s strategy to grow its scale both at home and abroad.

The hospital has a full suite of services including primary care, diagnostics, operating theatres, endoscopy and paediatrics, and will be supported with clinicians from the leading teaching hospitals in Shanghai - Ruijin Hospital and Shanghai Children’s Hospital.

At the opening ceremony today, Circle’s Lord Hutton and Hua Bai, Chairman of Circle Harmony, welcomed many guests, including John Edwards (British Consul-General, Shanghai) and Jeff Astle (Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council), and China Taiping, a major Chinese insurance group.

The Chinese market is experiencing unprecedented healthcare demand, and the clinic will bring together Circle’s recognised clinical expertise, including leading doctors from the UK and Shanghai’s top teaching hospitals.            

Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health, said: “Circle’s ground-breaking hospital in Shanghai shows how Britain can drive its position as an exporter of healthcare services, and it reinforces Circle’s standing as a centre for innovation in healthcare delivery.”

About Circle Health

Circle Health is an award-winning healthcare company, headquartered in London, which runs hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and integrated care services. Circle Harmony, its Chinese brand, in partnership with a local Chinese group, aims to develop a network of 30 hospitals and clinics in major Chinese cities. For more information on Circle, visit

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